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I need New York Style coffee cake!

BeccaWecca Jul 10, 2011 08:00 PM

Hello all and thanks for reading this. I grew up in NYC and currently live in East Greenville, which isn't too far from Quakertown. My husband works in King of Prussia so that area works for me as well. I am pregnant and dying for NY style coffee cake, the kind with super big chunks of crumbs in a layer just as thick as the cake it rests on - does anyone know where I can find some? I'd hate to have to order online. Thanks in advance for your replies!

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    Floridagirl Jul 11, 2011 03:48 PM

    I come from NY and live in Florida. I have a recipe that I got from Martha Stewart a few years ago and it's spot on if you'd like to make your own. Happy to post it if you want it.

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    1. re: Floridagirl
      BeccaWecca Jul 12, 2011 05:36 AM

      I would love the recipe as well if you don't mind posting it, thanks so much!!

    2. Bacchus101 Jul 11, 2011 06:56 AM

      There are some locally owned groceries with their own bakeries who make a coffee cake which fits your basic description Of course they would never be called New York Style and perhaps, in fact, do not meet that standard. Den's suggestion is an excellent place to look as they do make NYC runs daily for bagels, baked good, bread and other NYC style items.

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      1. re: Bacchus101
        alonna Smith Jul 11, 2011 09:58 AM

        What constitutes a New York coffee cake Becca?

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          BeccaWecca Jul 11, 2011 03:39 PM

          New York style has an extra thick layer of crumb topping, usually with large moist crumbs like this:


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            Philly Ray Jul 11, 2011 05:29 PM

            I have to say that that picture looks almost exactly like what Frangelli's has.

            1. re: Philly Ray
              BeccaWecca Jul 12, 2011 05:35 AM

              Looks like I'm definitely goingbto make way to Frangellis!! I'll be in the city for a concert this weekend so I'll check them out. I'm sure I'll find more than the crumb cake - they sound amazing from what I've read on the web.

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        Philly Ray Jul 11, 2011 06:13 AM

        Might be too far for you, but if you get desperate try Frangelli's on 9th and Ritner in South Philly. I have no idea how it compares to "New York Style" but their coffee cake has lots of crumb on top.

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        1. re: Philly Ray
          BeccaWecca Jul 11, 2011 06:53 AM

          Thanks I am going to check both of these out. I really appreciate it!

        2. Den Jul 11, 2011 05:45 AM

          Taste of Italy in Springhouse has a guy who delivers baked goods from Brooklyn every day. I would suggest you call them and see if they have what you want or can help you out.

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